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Adding Geographic Coordinate System and Projected Coordinate System layers

So I have two layers that I am adding into ArcMap. I know for a fact that when you added the first layer with Projected Coordinated System, the 2nd layer, which has a geographic coordinate system ...
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Split a Polygon that Crosses International Date Line, ArcPy [closed]

I have a lots of existing data in WGS-1984 (too much to manually edit). I need to split these lines and polygons by the international date line. More projection information: ...
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Calling QgsProjectionSelector from QGIS Python plugin?

I am trying to create a dialog that allows the user to select a coordinate system from either the recently used projections or a general list of all available projections. This would basically offer ...
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QGIS Digitizing in Cartesian

I have a client, that needs some geological maps digitized (polygons) in a Cartesian grid. It would be a basic, square grid with North up, and coordinates in x and y. Some of the maps will need to ...
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Help defining custom CRS in QGIS 2.2

I'm trying to use EPSG:4479 in QGIS. 1) If I search for EPSG:4479, it returns a "Imported from GDAL" EPSG:4479, but it does not work. At the console, the following message is displayed: ERROR 6: ...
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Which UTM zone 32N with prefix should I use in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)?

I would like to store and use GIS-Data in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany). The coordinate System should be UTM 32N with 32 as prefix (false easting = 32,500,000; not 500,000). I looked at EPSG 4647 ...
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Calculating closest distances in meters/kilometers given lat/long coordinates?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I have a shape file containing points worldwide with lat and long, and another world map polygon file whose Geographic Coordinate System is GCS_WGS_1984 and Datum ...
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QGIS “transform error” after downloading from OpenStreetMap

Beginner's question. I am working on this tutorial: http://www.qgis.org/en/docs/training_manual/vector_analysis/basic_analysis.html After selecting WGS84 UTM zone 34S in Project Properties, I receive ...
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Creating custom CRS for India toposheets using QGIS?

Indian toposheets (pre-2000 series) of 1:50k scale are in Polyconic projection, with Everest 1956 spheroid and India-nepal datum. How do I create a custom CRS in QGIS to represent this, so that I can ...
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Georeferencing Vector Layer (shp) from Mollweide Projection to Custom CRS in QGis

the title might be a little complex. Its part of a massive project: I'm working on a fantasy world; a map, to be more specific. I basicly just started to paint a world map in Photoshop, but over time ...
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Java GeoTools - Getting CRS from SRID

I might confuse between two things, but I need to do some calculation on my polygons (distance, area etc.). Using the WKBReader, I'm getting the geo: WKBReader wkbReader = new WKBReader(); byte[] a = ...
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How to align an HDF layer

Forgive me, but I am completely new to GIS. I am using QGIS. I have a raster layer (HDF format) that does not align with other layers. All layers are projected WGS84 (EPSG:4326) and still the problem ...
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How do I create an index layer for multiple maps?

I am trying to create an index layer of just the area within the Orange lines. I am having difficulty creating this layer due to it not being a simple box area. The goal is to create a index layer, ...
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Persistent datum conflict error. Datums are the same

I'm clipping a number of features using other feature layers, and was careful to get everything into WGS84 beforehand, using what I thought were the proper datum transformations. Now I keep getting ...
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Help identifying a coordinate system

I have some "latitude" and "longitude" data that describes the Silverstone motor racing circuit in the UK. The coordinates look something like this: latitude longitude +03124.27986 +00061.07652 ...
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How to fix shape file projections

I have a project with several shape files. The files overlapping however. I have to go to unusable extents to even see the file on the same screen. I have tried using to project to as suggested here ...
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Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool? [duplicate]

I have downloaded this zipped shapefile of bus routes from the City of Houston data portal. I then performed these steps in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1: Extracted the shapefile from the *.zip Added this ...
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How to project feature class located into 3 UTM Zones?

i have created a silverlight API web map application,for Saudi Arabia country, i have created a 3 search button, once search for "X,y", the problem with me is to how to define a probability projection ...
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Converting NAD27 geographic to grid

I have a series of lat/long coordinates in NAD27 that i need to convert to NAD27 zone 17n eastings/northings. I have ARCGIS 9.3 but no direct and reliable means for the transformation. Any ideas?
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How to get a “classical” globe projection

I have a shapefile of the world continents in EPSG 4326. To what reference system do I have to reproject my file to get a projecting like this globe below?
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reproject vector layer with pyqgis with new CRS does not worl

In QGIS I am running a script in th python toolbar to export all visible vector layers to a GEOJSON with this snippet: canvas = qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas() allLayers = canvas.layers() for i in ...
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How can I see the overlay of two features (point & polygon)?

I am trying to open two digitized layers, one containing points in a region and second which I have downloaded separately for the region as polygon layer. I would like to overlay two of these layers ...
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What is the coordinate system of this maritime natural gas field map?

The Israeli Ministry of Natural Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources published a maritime map of the borders of a new natural gas field. The map is a part of a full license (PDF), a legal ...
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Error 14: Could not open CRS database

I am using Python Console and loading a Vector Layer using python commands. When the layer is added, QGIS first asks for the CRS to use, but I don't have all the CRS listed out to select the Reference ...
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How can i figure out to convert this points to latlong?

I got below data in sql server, Learned that data is collected under zone IIIa considering Lambert Conformal conic projection in India. The data is generated from Spatial Cadastre Software. Also ...
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Data match-up problem ArcGIS 10.1

I am running into a problem with two data sets matching up, and although it seems like a newbie coordinate system problem, it has me stumped. One data set is a GPS track (Garmin Etrex Legend 30) and ...
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Convert coordinates

I have some data that I need to convert to Lat-Lon in order to plot. It originally came from an Esri Shapefile which I managed to get it out of with QIS. The issue is that the coordinate reference ...
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Calculating distance scale factor by latitude for Mercator

This was really inconvenient topic to google out - so I'm asking for clarification, did I understood things correctly. I'm talking about measuring short distances in Mercator projection (3857). You ...
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How to I convert from decimal degrees to meters in Qgis?

I am trying to convert from decimal degrees to meters in QGIS. I have a shape file that is currently in WGS84/UTM zone 19S. I have tried the save as - browse - WGS84 EPSG:4326 but this appears: ...
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Is it possible to get coordinate system name from SQL Server geometry type?

I need to get the name of the coordinate system of a geometry type field in SQL Server 2008 R2 (for example NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_14N or GCS_WGS_1984 or other). Is this possible?
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Converting unknown type of coordinates to lat/lon

Our company is using Total Station (Surveying Machine using SOP) to calculate GPS coordinates and its results are something like this Easting: 3250193.00, Northing: 1115573.00, Elevation: 656.00 ...
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Trouble using ogr2ogr w/ -s_srs to combine inconsistent EPSG files into my postgis DB

I'm having trouble combining shapefiles from TIGER and different local governments into a single postgis db to query legislative locations. I've imported all data to multipolygon geom, but found some ...
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Planar CRS for raster and vector layers

I want to work with a planar coordinate system, and as far as I know QGIS automatically puts me in a cartesian plan if I don't set up a CRS (Coordinate Reference System) for my project. That is ...
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How do I check spatial reference on all parameters during Tool Validation?

How do I check spatial reference on all parameters during Tool Validation? Just looking for recommendations. Here is what I have already. This must work with existing validation. import arcpy class ...
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LIDAR Dataset displaying 500,000 meters to the East of correct position

First post on here.. I've been hung up for a couple days. Why does my LIDAR dataset show up ~500,000meters to the east of the correct position even though a spatial reference/coordinate system is ...
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Myanmar Datum 2000 information

Does anybody know where I can find the technical details for Burma's latest datum? It's called Myanmar Datum 2000 and I can't find any details online. I need the details to create a custom datum on my ...
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How do I make this into a working CRS in ArcGIS?

+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=-114 +k=0.9999 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs I have this text string which I successfully used to project data in QGIS. How do I use ...
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Layers change position when saving to another data format

When I save my map after using the composer, the layers move a little bit on the images of the OpenLayers plugin. It is like they ignore the CRS option. Do you have an idea?
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Question about BNG coordinate systems

I'm historically a user of MapInfo Professional but have recently started using FME and have been talked into now testing out a copy of QGIS. The main problem I've come across is that the coordinate ...
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How to Draw/plot or identify in GoogleMaps with below PointData

How to Draw/plot or identify in GoogleMaps with below PointData? Below are the points generated from spatial cadastre software. PointName Xpos Ypos _1 341.0926 527.9615 _10 669.1454 ...
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What is the closest CRS to “Meridiano de Greenwich”

I have a 1906 scanned map that I am trying to georeference in QGIS for Mac. The map has French and English lat-long, indicating them as either "Meridiano de Greenwich" or "Meridiano de Paris." I would ...
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Importing data into a project with a custom CRS incorrectly projected

I created a custom CRS for a project I am working on. I then started a new project, set to my custom CRS and turn on "on the fly" transformation. I import Rail data that I know is in my custom CRS, ...
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How to create polygon that goes over +/-180 (dateline) in ArcMap?

I want to create a polygon feature that will go through the dateline (180 long.) in ArcMap. I am using WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere (WKID: 3857) for my data frame and my polygonal feature ...
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Wrong lon and lat

I am using QGIS 2.2.0! I have shape file with wrong coordinates, it's had replaced x coordinate with y coordinate. For example my point feature have coordinates: 4830698,7496859 and right coordinates ...
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Help, I have 10,000+ .shp files covering 3 UTM zones with unknown projections

I was handed a ton of property files with no projections attached but was told they are all in UTM zone 21S. Well once I merged them all together and projected them I realized that the data covers 3 ...
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Can you create a CRS of superseded NSW Datum

I want to use a superseded projection (NSW integrated survey datum - referred to as ISG) because my main client utilises it. The projection is based on AGD66. We regularly receive survey files in this ...
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Geodesic measurements for short distances throughout US?

My ArcGIS experience has been limited to working on large-scale maps with planar projections. I'm moving to a project in which I want to calculate the distance between pro sports facilities throughout ...
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How to specify WGS84 CRS when importing a Shapefile into Idrisi?

Could you help me, please, to open shapefile from QGIS to Idrisi. I'm having problem answering to the Reference system, the project is using WGS84 but that is not in the Pick list. Idrisi is asking ...
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Why is shapefile layer not visible on WMS layer in QGIS?

In my QGIS project I have added a WMS layer for which the CRS is WGS84 EPSG:4326. Now I want to show my shapefile layer which has the same CRS. QGIS shows the layer separately but does not show with ...
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what is the relevance of cosine in determining map resolution? [closed]

"At any latitude and zoom level, you can determine the scale by using the following equation" Map resolution = 156543.04 meters/pixel * cos(latitude) / (2 ^ zoomlevel) is a quote from ...